2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Honda Pilot


Starting MSRP



5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds with optional AWD
EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
96.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

83.9 cubic feet

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Do you need a full-size SUV for your family’s Chicago travels? If so, you may be considering the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot. Capable engines, spacious cabins, and a variety of features are highlights of both, but when you do the math, it’s easy to see that the new VW Atlas is miles ahead. You’ll enjoy a less expensive price-tag, greater towing power, and higher city fuel economy. Compare the two SUVs below to see which is the better pick for you and your family!

Atlas vs. Pilot: Price

Compared to the 2019 Honda Pilot, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is the less expensive SUV. If you choose a Volkswagen Atlas lease vs. a Honda Pilot lease, you can likely expect lower monthly payments. Compare their prices below:

  • 2019 VW Atlas S: Starting from $30,895 MSRP*
  • 2019 VW Atlas V6 SEL Premium w/ 4MOTION®: Starting from $48,395 MSRP*
  • 2019 Honda Pilot LX: Starting from $31,450 MSRP
  • 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: Starting from $48,020 MSRP

Atlas vs. Pilot: Performance

The VW Atlas and Honda Pilot are both top performers in their segment, but which offers more of the power and specs you need for your Orland Park commutes? Compare their engines, fuel economy, and towing capacities below:

  • Engine: The Pilot LX comes with a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine, and the Atlas S is powered by a 235-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine.
  • MPG Ratings: Behind the wheel of the VW Atlas, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway, while the 2019 Honda Pilot earns 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: The VW Atlas has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. The Pilot tows up to 5,000 pounds but only with available all-wheel drive.

Atlas vs. Pilot: Cargo Space & Features

You can expect to find a lot of the same features in the 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas interiors. Rearview cameras, USB ports, and multifunctional steering wheels are standard for both. When you compare the two SUVs more closely, however, you’ll notice that only the VW Atlas offers the following:

  • Roof rack
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Three power outlets in the front
  • Optional VW Digital Cockpit (equipped with a 12.3-inch display with a wide map view for the navigation system)

What’s more, the Volkswagen Atlas is more spacious than the Honda Pilot. With the rear seats folded, the Atlas offers up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Pilot, on the other hand, offers just 83.9 cubic feet.

Test Drive the VW Atlas at Mike Haggerty Volkswagen in Oak Lawn!

When you compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot, the VW Atlas emerges as the more cost-effective SUV with a roomier cabin and a higher towing capacity. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Orland Park and Countryside! We can also answer any questions you have about the Atlas vs. Tiguan or our current VW Atlas lease deals.

Before you make a final decision, you’ll want to explore all of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configurations and find out what they have to offer!

*Starting MSRP of $30,895 for a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas S 2.0L TSI® with 8-speed automatic transmission. Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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